Austin Peay Lady Govs swept by Racers
Austin Peay Sports Information
Murray, KY – Austin Peay State University women’s tennis team is still in search of its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season after dropping a 7-0 decision to Murray State, Tuesday, at Purcell Courts.
With the loss the Lady Govs fall to 2-11 overall, with a 0-3 mark in the OVC. Murray State improves to 7-2 overall, with a 2-0 OVC record.
Austin Peay Women’s Tennis. (APSU Sports Information)
The Lady Govs captured their only match of the day at No. 1 doubles as the senior pairing of Ornella di Salvo and Vanessa Tavares claimed an 8-5 victory against the team of Andrea Eskauriatza and Erin Patton.
Unfortunately the Racers clinched the doubles point with victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.
In singles play, the Lady Govs were led by Di Salvo, who battled back to force a third set against Eskauriatza before losing in three sets 6-1, 3-6, 10-4 at the No. 1 slot. In other singles matches, freshman Brittney Covington dropped a 6-3, 7-5 decision to Megan Blue at No. 4 while sophomore Hannah Tatlock lost a 6-3, 6-1 match to Eleonore Tchakarova at the No. 2 position.
The Lady Govs return to action with a 10:30am, Friday OVC road contest against Eastern Illinois at Darling Courts.
No. 1 – Andrea Eskauriatza (MUR) def. Ornella Di Salvo (APSU) 6-1, 3-6, 10-4
No. 2 – Eleonore Tchakarova (MUR) def. Hannah Tatlock (APSU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 3 – Nancy Karaky (MUR) def. Vanessa Tavares (APSU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 – Megan Blue (MUR) def. Brittney Covington (APSU) 6-3, 7-5
No. 5 – Erin Patton (MUR) def. Isabela Jovanovic (APSU) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6. – Verginie Tchakarova (MUR) def. Jovana Karac (APSU) 6-1, 6-1
No. 1 – Di Salvo/Tavares (APSU) def. Eskauriatza/Patton (MUR) 8-5
No. 2 –E. Tchakarova/V. Tchakarova (MUR) def. Tatlock/Karac (APSU) 8-3
No. 3 – Alena Vasileva/Blue (MUR) def. Covington/Jovanovic (APSU) 8-1